|Director: Pascal Bonitzer||Country: France|
|Cast: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Kristin Scott Thomas, Isabelle Carré||Production Year: 2012|
|Original Title: Cherchez Hortense||Duration: 100mins|
A light French comedy of manners about a Parisian couple on the verge of a breakup. Whilst the downbeat Damien (Bacri) teaches Chinese business practice to French entrepreneurs, his theatre director wife Iva (Scott Thomas) starts an affair with one of her stage actors. When Iva asks Damien to help out an illegal immigrant, Damien is forced to approach his father, an egocentric, high ranking judge.
A pleasingly intelligent picture.
Subtly observed and extremely well acted.